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Lee-Lo signs new contract at Cardiff Arms Park

First Team News | 19th June 2024

Cardiff Rugby are delighted to confirm Rey Lee-Lo has signed a new one-year contract to remain at the Arms Park.

The Samoan centre has become a central figure since joining the club from the Hurricanes in 2015.

He has made 163 appearances, picked up numerous club and tournament awards and been key in helping develop young talent around him.

Now approaching his tenth season in Blue and Black, Lee-Lo is pleased to remain at his home away from home and eager to continue helping the next generation while giving his all to the jersey.

He said: “I’m just really happy to be staying here with Cardiff for another year, playing with the boys and in front of the amazing Arms Park crowd.

“I really enjoyed the past season and feel like my form was pretty good. My body is still feeling really good and I have plenty left to give to this team.

“Helping bring through some of the young and exciting players in the squad is also something I enjoy and it has been great to see them becoming top quality players in their own right and earning international honours.

“From a family perspective we are also really happy here in Cardiff. The club, the supporters and the city itself has been so welcoming since we came over in 2015, and it is home for us now.

“We love it here, the support we receive is amazing and I’m looking forward to continuing to pull on the Blue and Black jersey next season.

“I’m very grateful to the club for giving me this opportunity and also to my family for their continued support in allowing me to do what I love.”

Lee-Lo made 12 appearances during the 2023-24 season and enjoyed a visit from more than 15 of his close family from New Zealand in the week of Judgement Day.

Matt Sherratt believes the classy centre remains an important figure on and off the pitch and he is pleased to retain his services for another season.

He added: “It’s great that we have been able to keep Rey for next season.

“There is absolutely no doubt about his playing abilities. He has been one of the leading centres in European rugby for a number of years and showed he can still perform at a consistently high level throughout last season.

“He has been there and done it and is a great experienced, senior presence for our young players both on and off the pitch. It is no coincidence that the likes of Ben Thomas and Mason Grady have developed so well with Rey often next to them.

“He’s brilliant for our environment, sets standards and calls Cardiff home. It is great that Rey and his family will remain a regular presence at the Arms Park.”